Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Wow. Blog much Kayleigh? Ha ha. I am giving myself a get out of jail free card because of the birth of my little sweetness!!!

That's right! Athena Jasmine Fordham has finally arrived and I am so so happy. I think I rushed it a little but when you see her face you'll know why I couldn't possibly wait another second to meet her.

Athena spent her first 2 days on earth in the NICU. I wasn't really prepared for that. I'm really thankful for all the support of my family and friends. I don't think I could have made it through that situation without them. I feel like I sould give some kudos to the NICU nurses at jordan valley. Those people love ther jobs and you can see it every minute of the day. I am glad I had such amazing people working to get my baby healthy. Now Athen is breathing like a champ and nursing like a baby dairy cow :)

Now we are on step two. Jaundice. I thought that after dealing with Caydance's jaundice a few years ago I would be able to handle it with no problem. That is not how it went down. LOL When that guy showed up with the Bili light I cried worse than my newborn. I am doing ok now. Just nursing like crazy and resisting the temptation to play with her so that she can hurry and get better.

I haven't had much time to get to know my baby girlbut here is what I know so far......

She has a little dimple on her right cheek. She has my long skinny toes. She also seems to have my crooked eye issue. She's very mellow and relaxed. She handles her sister mauling her very well. She is fascinated by her daddy talking to her. And I love her more than I ever thought I could.

Many more updates to come on my new life as a mother of two..... kisses and hugs.


Trish said...

My Thena Bean really is a sweetie! I can't wait to get to know her little personality. It'll be hard to match her big sister. :)
I love my babies to pieces!
You do know that all the babies are mine, right? ;)
Love you guys!

Christy said...

How Sweet! Your Dad said it was really nice to see you today. I'm glad you were able to make it out to the house. I didn't quite catch whether Papa D got to see the babies? What did you think of Sandie, our coffee house kitten? Can't wait to hear!